Book cover of Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age by Stephen R. Platt
Asia

Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age

As China reclaims its position as a world power, Imperial Twilight looks back to tell the story of the country’s last age of ascendance and how it came to an end in the nineteenth-century Opium War.
 
As one of the most potent turning points in the country’s modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today’s China seeks to put behind it. […Learn More]